Frequently Asked Questions

My roof is leaking. Does this mean I need a new one?

A new roof may not be necessary, you may only need repair work. Findlay Roofing will inspect your roof to determine the extent of the problem; once the situation has been evaluated we can advise you on the proper and most cost-effective course of action.

Why is proper attic ventilation so important?

A properly designed and functioning attic ventilation system is critical to the longevity of your roofing system. It is a critical requirement of shingle manufactures to maintain their warranty and is a key factor in controlling energy costs, neglecting your ventilation system can lead to the following moisture related issues:

  • Ice dam formation in cold weather
  • Moisture accumulation in the deck and / or building insulation
  • Premature failure of the roofing system including blistering and buckling of the roofing shingles due to deck movement
  • Rotting of wood members

For further information on attic ventilation please visit Ventilation Maximum and Attic Venting, Attic Moisture and Ice Dams.

Can I apply new shingles over existing shingles?

Yes, this technique is called Overlaying; however, we always recommend removal of the existing shingles. Installing new shingles over existing shingles creates a number of problems resulting in a roof that has a shortened life expectancy. Also, removing the existing layer(s) ensures the shingles will perform to the specifications set by the manufacture and your warranty will remain intact.

How do I spot potential trouble on my roof?

Signs of problems are most likely to be found on roofs that are fifteen years or older. In certain situations a home owner can spot problems safely from the ground with binoculars. For a professional inspection of your roofing system contact Findlay Roofing, inspections should be performed at least once annually.

    As a building owner you can look for some of the following issues:
  • loose and / or missing shingles
  • buckled shingles ( middle bends upwards) and / or curling shingles (turned upwards at corners)
  • damaged or missing flashing around vent pipes, chimneys, along adjoining walls and where the walls intersect roofs
  • blistering and / or rotting shingles along with missing granules

What should I do if I see these signs?

Often these problems can be corrected without replacing the entire roofing system. The key is to identify them early, rely on Findlay Roofing to perform all procedures necessary to correct the issues. We will provide a free consultation followed with a free estimate, our courteous staff will take time to answer your questions and explain in detail the problems. Please call 905 702-7977 or fill in our Contact Us form to be contacted by a representative.

How do I to choose a roofing contractor?

You want to establish the contractor's professionalism and high standards of quality. The best way to do this ask the right questions, talk to friends and neighbours and ask for referrals.

Questions Findlay Roofing
Does your contractor carry workman's compensation, liability protection and insurance against damage to you or your neighbour's property?                                         
How long has your contractor been in business? Since 1983
Does the company have a solid reputation for excellence?
Will your contractor guarantee job satisfaction?
When asked, will your contractor provide references?
Does your contractor use only first quality materials?
Are your contractor's staff trained roofing professionals?
Will your contractor give you written warranties for labour and materials?
Will your contractor stand behind the work after the project is completed?

For additional information please visit Better Business Bureau

How do I choose roofing materials?

There are many elements to consider when choosing the correct roofing materials for your individual needs. Consideration must be given to budget, intended length of home or building ownership, and style, style is very important as roofing materials can have a dramatic impact on your homes appearance. The appearance of your roof can account for as much as 40% of your homes curb appeal. Choosing the right materials may seem daunting; however, trust the professionals at Findlay Roofing to answer all your questions and help you make an informed decision on the best roofing materials for your needs.

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